'''Sir Donald Francis Tovey''' (17 July 187510 July 1940) was a British musical analysis|musical analyst
, writer on music, composer, conductor and pianist. He had been best known for his ''Essays in Musical Analysis
'' and his editions of works by Johann Sebastian Bach|Bach
and Ludwig van Beethoven|Beethoven
, but since the 1990s his compositions (relatively small in number but substantial in musical content) have been recorded and performed with increasing frequency. The recordings have mostly been well received by reviewers.